Rare CONFEDERATE Abraham Lincoln Greeley 1862 Newspaper

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
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  • Sold Date: Sep 18, 2009
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Rare CONFEDERATE Abraham Lincoln Greeley 1862 Newspaper is a complete, genuine historic old newspaper with the following title, date and description: CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, September 1, 1862 * Abraham Lincoln's famous reply to Horace Greeley * Rare Confederate title Has "Confederate States Of America" printed in the masthead which is rarely seen on Southern newspapers from the Civil War. On page 2 under "Latest News from the North" is brief report about President Lincoln's reply to an open letter addressed to him by New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. The address, known as "The Prayer of Twenty Millions", urged Lincoln to emancipate all slaves in Union-held territory. The letter appeared in the August 20, 1862, issue of the Tribune. after is the text of Mr. Lincoln's reply to Greeley's letter, dated August 22, in which he states, in part: "...If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that..." & more (see), signed in type: A. Lincoln . Great to have this content in a Confederate newspaper. The back page has the "Report of the Secretary of War", which takes most of three columns, signed in type: Geo. W. Randolph . Also has: "The Peninsula Campaign" "General Magruder's Official Report". A detailed report, signed in type: J. Bankhead Magruder (see photos for portions of each). Four pages, first leaf has an archival mend in the upper margin, wear on page 3 causes a few very small holes in the Randolf report, page 3 has some staining, some foxing, otherwise nice. View additional information concerning collecting rare newspapers:

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